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Preface 1. Basic concepts of linear codes 2. Bounds on size of codes 3. Finite fields 4. Cyclic codes 5. BCH and Reed-Soloman codes 6. Duadic codes 7. Weight distributions 8. Designs 9. Self-dual codes 10. Some favourite self-dual codes 11. Covering radius and cosets 12. Codes over Z4 13. Codes from algebraic geometry 14. Convolutional codes 15. Soft decision and iterative decoding Bibliography Index.